Monday, December 13, 2010

11 Things (Reverb10, Day 11)

December 11 – 11 Things
What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? (Author: Sam Davidson)


1. Chronic guilt, as previously mentioned.

2. Obsessive celebrity gossip stalking. My fabulous ex co-worker mails me her OK! castoffs, so I’m not exactly going cold turkey. I’ve just realized that one magazine per week provides more than enough fodder on the idiocy that is the Kardashian family. Plus, the dresses look prettier on the glossy pages than they do online.

3. Using my phone while driving. I wasn’t using my phone when I got in my accident, but I do use it a lot otherwise. This is a poor choice because I'm the world's worst driver.

4. Underestimating the time it takes to get from A to B. When I judge the amount of time it takes to get somewhere, I round DOWN. Then, I’m late and crabby. So, I will round up. This is not rocket science.

5. Soda. I should probably only have one bad drinking habit (that being coffee, chill out), so I’m cutting soda. It never tastes as good as I want it to anyway.

6. Lean Cuisines and other frozen microwaved meals. Alright I’m going to be honest. I eat them almost every day for lunch. There’s no way I can cut them 100%. However, I’m not sure that they’re really food, they don’t fill me up, and I generally spend my entire six forkfuls grumbling about how disgusting they are. Here’s to me getting off my lazy bum and DOING. SOMETHING. ABOUT. IT.

7. Artificial sugar. This won't be hard - I’ve never liked it anyway and now all these studies are coming out about rats getting cancer or whatever and it seems like a lot of awfulness could be avoided if people weren’t chugging Crystal Light all the time (Joel, this is not a personal attack). Also I don’t eat enough regular sugar to be concerned about having to find a substitute.

8. Being oblivious. I spend too much thinking and not enough time paying attention to what’s actually happening. Dream state is all well and good until I realize I haven’t cleaned my apartment in three weeks.

9. Bags. Roomie and I all but have a contest to see how many bags we can carry each morning. I’ve always got my purse, bag of dance clothes, bag of dance logistical stuff, food for the fifteen hour day I’m about to embark on, etc. There has to be an easier way.

10. Trying to like rap. Kanye's newest is allegedly the greatest album in years. Every track I've heard so far, I hate. Does this make me a bad music fan? Probably. Am I okay with that? Very much so.

11. Making lists that I probably won’t stick to. Like the one above.


Jamie said...

Totally agree with 2 and 9. I look like a homeless person when I leave, I think. And I have a locker at school, so there is no excuse other than the fact that I'm apparently insecure without all my earthly belongings on my back/arms/sides, etc.